The Door

The Door
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Author: Magda Szabo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781590178010
Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: New York Review of Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015" An NYRB Classics Original The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary’s Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda’s housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda’s household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love—at least until Magda’s long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix’s prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer.

The Door

The Door
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Author: Magda Szabó
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781590177716
Release: 2015
Editor: New York Review of Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015" An NYRB Classics Original The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer.

A Knock on the Door

A Knock on the Door
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Author: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780887555381
Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Univ. of Manitoba Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“It can start with a knock on the door one morning. It is the local Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, perhaps, a Mounted Police officer.” So began the school experience of many Indigenous children in Canada for more than a hundred years, and so begins the history of residential schools prepared by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Between 2008 and 2015, the TRC provided opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to share their experiences of residential schools and released several reports based on 7000 survivor statements and five million documents from government, churches, and schools, as well as a solid grounding in secondary sources. A Knock on the Door, published in collaboration with the National Research Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, gathers material from the several reports the TRC has produced to present the essential history and legacy of residential schools in a concise and accessible package that includes new materials to help inform and contextualize the journey to reconciliation that Canadians are now embarked upon. Survivor and former National Chief of the Assembly First Nations, Phil Fontaine, provides a Foreword, and an Afterword introduces the holdings and opportunities of the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, home to the archive of recordings, and documents collected by the TRC. As Aimée Craft writes in the Afterword, knowing the historical backdrop of residential schooling and its legacy is essential to the work of reconciliation. In the past, agents of the Canadian state knocked on the doors of Indigenous families to take the children to school. Now, the Survivors have shared their truths and knocked back. It is time for Canadians to open the door to mutual understanding, respect, and reconciliation.

The Door Within

The Door Within
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Author: Wayne Thomas Batson
Pages: 349
ISBN: 9781400322640
Release: 2013-05-06
Editor: Thomas Nelson Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Three ancient scrolls beckon high school student Aidan Thomas to enter a realm of knights, kings, and unusual creatures, but he must rely on instinct and his latent athletic ability to deal with the terror, tempest, and treason in this new world.

Just Open the Door

Just Open the Door
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Author: Jen Schmidt,(in)courage
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781462780822
Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: B&H Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Change a generation with something as simple as an invitation. For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations? Jen Schmidt has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives. Jen knows that every time we choose open-door living—whether in our homes or by taking hospitality on the road just like Jesus—those we invite in get to experience the lived-out Gospel, our kids grow up in a life-lab of generosity, and we trade insecurity for connection. Just Open the Door is a personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation. Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin, these personal stories, practical ideas, and poignant insights will give you the confidence you need to see your home as the most likely location for changing the world around you, one open door at a time.

The Wolf at the Door

The Wolf at the Door
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Author: Michael J. Graetz,Ian Shapiro
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780674980884
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The acclaimed authors of Death by a Thousand Cuts argue that Americans care less about inequality than about their own insecurity. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro propose realistic policies and strategies to make lives and communities more secure. This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voices on both sides line up against globalization: restrict trade to protect jobs. In The Wolf at the Door, two leading political analysts argue that these views are badly mistaken. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro focus on what really worries people: not what the rich are making but rather their own insecurity and that of people close to them. Americans are concerned about losing what they have, whether jobs, status, or safe communities. They fear the wolf at the door. The solution is not protectionism or class warfare but a return to the hard work of building coalitions around realistic goals and pursuing them doggedly through the political system. This, Graetz and Shapiro explain, is how earlier reformers achieved meaningful changes, from the abolition of the slave trade to civil rights legislation. The authors make substantial recommendations for increasing jobs, improving wages, protecting families suffering from unemployment, and providing better health insurance and child care, and they guide us through the strategies needed to enact change. These are achievable reforms that would make Americans more secure. The Wolf at the Door is one of those rare books that not only diagnose our problems but also show us how we can address them.

The Dramaturgy of the Door

The Dramaturgy of the Door
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Author: Stuart Andrews,Matthew Wagner
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781134852277
Release: 2019-11-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Dramaturgy of the Door examines the door as a critical but under-explored feature of theatre and performance, asking how doors function on stage, in site-specific practice and in performances of place. This first book-length study on the topic argues that doors engage in and help to shape broad phenomena of performance across key areas of critical enquiry in the field. Doors open up questions of theatrical space(s) and artistic encounters with place(s), design and architecture, bodies and movement, interior versus exterior, im/materiality, the relationship between the real and the imaginary, and processes of transformation. As doors separate places and practices, they also invite us to see connections and contradictions between each one and to consider the ways in which doors frame the world beyond the stage and between places of performance. With a wide-ranging set of examples – from Shakespeare’s Macbeth to performance installations in the Mojave desert – The Dramaturgy of the Door is aimed at performance makers and artists as well as advanced students and scholars in the fields of performance studies, cultural theory, and visual arts.

Before the Door Closes

Before the Door Closes
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Author: Judith Hall Simon
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781490808956
Release: 2013-10-23
Editor: WestBowPress

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mind-altering drugs shackle her father to dementia. As if it were a holding pen for rotting trash, authorities in the nursing home system dispensed him to that dark cell. For the second time in their lives, Judy desperately searches for the answer to free her father. While growing up in an alcoholic environment, she struggled to find what drove him to drink. She was sure if she found it she could cure her father of alcoholism and make everyone happy. Judy finds the liberating key to his present imprisonment, but she cannot turn the lock until she revisits and reveals the shameful secret carefully and faithfully guarded for decades. While doing so, she confronts her fears and emotional wounds carved within a dysfunctional family. That is not enough, though, to rescue him, for the two are now ensnared by an unfamiliar adversary—nursing home neglect and abuse—that Judy must battle every day for her defenseless father. Through it all she longs for him to believe he is and always was important, worthy, loved. Are you a child of an alcoholic? a caregiver of the elderly? a seeker of love’s passages? This heart-gripping story shares pain and victory. "Before the Door Closes is very well written and revealing of the pains and triumphs of Judith Hall Simon's journey with an alcoholic father. While reading this book I felt that I was reading the journey of only one person not two. Judith reveals just how overwhelming an alcoholic father can be and how one's identity can be taken over by an alcoholic parent. Her book teaches and touches at the same time. I recommend it to the millions of adult children of alcoholics and to those who love them. Nice work!" ROBERT J. ACKERMAN, Ph.D., author of Perfect Daughters and a co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics

After the Door Opened

After the Door Opened
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Author: Gary Pisarski,Pisarski Gary
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781933449388
Release: 2007-03-01
Editor: Nightengale Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the end his was just another of the one or more murders that occur in Chicago every day; one more sudden ending resulting from lives meshing together, rubbing and bumping into one another in the daily struggle to survive. This is the story of Frank McKay, a troubled detective laboring against the background of the failure and mistakes of his own life. While he pursues the truth in the murder of Damon Grayson, the unexpected opportunity is placed in front of him to resolve his worries over money?and he must decide whether salvaging the remaining good cop in him is worth continuing the anguish in his life. And by the time the last page is read, this will become a story that asks the question of what was the motive for what happened after the door opened. What are the human emotions strong enough to push one to take another?s life? Was it love spurned? Betrayal? Money? Revenge? Hate?And when you believe you have the answer, and after you say ?Ah hah?I know?, gaze into a mirror at the image looking into and beyond the color of your eyes, and think again.Think again.

Door

Door
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Author: Jihyeon Lee
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781452175690
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What's on the other side of the door? There's only one way to find out: You'll have to go through it. JiHyeon Lee's debut book, Pool, was lauded as a wordless masterpiece. Here she takes readers on another journey into an unexpected world. Delicate drawings transform from grays to vivid color as a curious child goes through a mysterious door and discovers that open-mindedness is the key to adventure and friendship.

Don t Open the Door

Don t Open the Door
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Author: Veronika Martenova Charles
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9780887767791
Release: 2007
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Three young boys on a sleepover tell each other spooky stories about children who were home alone and opened the door despite being warned not to.

The Boy at the Door

The Boy at the Door
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Author: Alex Dahl
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780451491800
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Set against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop, a gritty novel of psychological suspense that asks the question how far would you go to hold onto what you have? Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her. Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She's lost everything one too many times and now she's got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret--and just how much she's willing to do to make it all go away... When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It's the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika's worlds collide...

Slamming Open the Door

Slamming Open the Door
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Author: Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781938584633
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Alice James Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Of all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of one’s child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
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Author: Preston Norton
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781484798393
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Perfect for fans of John Green and Becky Albertalli, Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is a "sneakily thought-provoking" and "utterly unforgettable" must-read for every fan of contemporary YA. Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he's so enormous-6'6" and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother's suicide. There's no one Cliff hates more than the nauseatingly cool quarterback Aaron Zimmerman. Then Aaron returns to school after a near-death experience with a bizarre claim: while he was unconscious he saw God, who gave him a list of things to do to make Happy Valley High suck less. And God said there's only one person who can help: Neanderthal. To his own surprise, Cliff says he's in. As he and Aaron make their way through the List, which involves a vindictive English teacher, a mysterious computer hacker, a decidedly unchristian cult of Jesus Teens, the local drug dealers, and the meanest bully at HVHS, Cliff feels like he's part of something for the first time since losing his brother. But fixing a broken school isn't as simple as it seems, and just when Cliff thinks they've completed the List, he realizes their mission hits closer to home than he ever imagined. Razor sharp, moving, and outrageously funny, Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is an unforgettable story of finding your place in an imperfect world.

Open the Door

Open the Door
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Author: Joyce Rupp
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781933495408
Release: 2008-09-01
Editor: Ave Maria Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The long-awaited book from best-selling spiritual guide Joyce Rupp, creatively leads readers to explore how the image of the door can guide them in a process of discovering their true self. Joyce Rupp brings new life to the ageless spiritual image of the door, weaving insights from East and West with the wisdom of contemporary spiritual writers, poets, and novelists in a practical format that is just right for contemporary readers. Structured as a daily prayer guide for everyday use over six weeks, each day offers a thematic reflection, a guided meditation, an original prayer, a thoughtful question, and a related scripture quote. A built-in guide for small groups makes this the perfect resource for groups of all kinds as well as individuals.

Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door
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Author: Jennifer McVeigh
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780399575174
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love from the author of The Fever Tree. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power.

The Door

The Door
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Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0547237707
Release: 2009
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A volume of fifty works by the author of the Handmaid's Tale and Morning in the Burned House applies urgent, meditative, and prophetic tones to pieces that evaluate topics ranging from the personal to the political. Reprint.

Katalin Street

Katalin Street
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Author: Magda Szabo
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781681371535
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: New York Review of Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE From the author of The Door, selected as one of the New York Times "10 Best Books of 2015," this is a heartwrenching tale about a group of friends and lovers torn apart by the German occupation of Budapest during World War II. In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster’s dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events. As in The Door and Iza’s Ballad, Magda Szabó conducts a clear-eyed investigation into the ways in which we inflict suffering on those we love. Katalin Street, which won the 2007 Prix Cévennes for Best European novel, is a poignant, somber, at times harrowing book, but beautifully conceived and truly unforgettable.

Duck at the Door

Duck at the Door
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Author: Jackie Urbanovic
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780062061775
Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One winter night, a cozy house full of animals is awakened by a knock at the front door. They have no idea what they'll find on the other side, and Max the duck is the last thing they expect. Soon this larger-than-life houseguest is making himself at home—and forcing his way into the hearts of his reluctant hosts.

A Stranger at the Door

A Stranger at the Door
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Author: Jason Pinter
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1542005949
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Thomas & Mercer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the Amazon bestselling author of Hide Away comes the gripping second installment of the Rachel Marin Thriller series. After her teenaged son's teacher is gruesomely murdered, Rachel discovers an ominous email the teacher sent to her just before his death, and she knows she must help bring his killer to justice.